Standing at the portal of the opening year,
words of comfort meet us hushing every fear,
spoken through the silence by God’s loving voice,

tender, strong and faithful, making us rejoice.

As we gather in St. Andrew’s Hall around quartet tables with croissants and home made croissants, our worship will be a bit more informal but certainly intentional. We will hear again foundational ‘words’ and respond with joy – after hearing the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17) we will lift up the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13), after hearing the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:20-26) we will state our trust in God with the Nicene Creed. We will conclude by repeating the Puritan prayer of Covenant Renewal (later published by John Wesley)

God will not forsake us and will never fail;
God’s eternal covenant ever will prevail.
Resting on this promise, what have we to fear?
God is all-sufficient for the coming year.  (Frances Ridley Havergal)

Join us if you are in the area – enter through the doors off Clergy Street by the cannon (!)

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